K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California held round four of their Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday with a packed house full of drivers all chasing after the points championship and a shot at a podium finish. The unique concrete surfaced layout is always been known as a technical course layout, creating a challenging round of racing for all drivers in attendance. Double qualifying rounds on the reverse run track layout gave drivers plenty of opportunities to lay down a fast lap and grab the pole position for the nights A-Main. Tony Robles would take the top qualifier spot with a single lap time of 25.688 seconds to set the pace for fields for the nights main events.
C-main drivers would take the the track first for the green flag rolling start with a number of new faces making up the field. It would be a tight race right from the start, pole setter Tim Bryant would lead the field for the beginning laps but dropped back to third giving up the lead to Steve Branson, with Kenny Hicks moving up to second. The rest of the field would stay in their respective qualifying positions for the duration of the race, with a lot of clean driving done by all. With the checkered flag out on the flag stand Steve Branson would hold on for the win, Kenny Hicks would take second and Tim Bryant was able to round out the top three in third.
The B-Main race would be a bit more of a challenge, at the drop of the green it was an immediate drag race into turn one with drivers holding tight to each other causing a couple of people to get pin-balled in the middle of the field. Benjamin Morse would get the worst of it loosing the line in turn two at the half way mark and dropping back to the back of the field and left to play catch-up. The rest of the field would remain pretty tight to the checkered flag, with Nicholas Rebeil taking the win, Michale Arnold would take second and Paul Ciralli would cap off the top three in third.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would take to the track with over-all pole setter Tony Robles leading the field on the green flag rolling start into turn one. This would be another tight race as drivers were unable to find a way around each other forcing the field to spread out a bit. Kc Cook eventually found his way from fourth to third and that would be the only position change for the duration of the race. Tony Robles would end up going wire to wire to take the win with Tyler Bryant taking second and Kc Cook would close out the top three on the podium in third.
With just two races left in the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series for the Torrance location the points championship is starting to heat up, with a number of the top drivers all capable of moving up in the points chase depending on how they finish in the next two races. Come join us May 27th for round five and join in on the fun of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race League.
Get ready South Florida – K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida has round five of the Challenge GP Race series rolling into the center this Sunday May 6th as the best in indoor kart racing will be coming together and chasing after the overall points championship at the next to last race for the first half of 2012. The championship points chase is a tight battle between many of the drivers in this series making for a close race to the end. Come join us this Sunday at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE!
Round five of the K1 Speed Challenge GP is right around the corner as K1 Speed in Irvine, California will kick off the next to last rounds of racing in this highly coveted series. The super-track layout will be running in reverse for this race, and it has proven to be a fun and challenging course layout for everyone that has participated. The championship points chase is a close battle between the front runners with a number of drivers all within striking distance of grabbing a podium position and a chance at the overall points championship. Come out this Sunday May 6th to watch or race with the best in the OC with sign-ups at 6:30 PM and qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
The best in indoor kart racing were at K1 Speed in Carlsbad California this past weekend for round four of the Challenge GP Race Series with a large group of drivers on hand. A good mix of new and returning faces would make up the nights main events and creating some great racing action for all involved. Double qualifying rounds on the reverse-ran track layout proved to be challenging for some, Kyle Wicka was able to find a fast line early on and lay down a 26.647 second single lap time to take the pole position for the A-Main. The rest of the drivers would fall in behind Kyle creating three tight main event fields.
The C-Main drivers would start off the nights racing, with a number of new drivers making up the group and some close racing action would follow as varying driver talents were quickly shown from the rolling start style format. The race to watch was for second, third, and fourth positions as Shane Macfarlane would hold off Brad Handley, who had Michael Caldwell sticking pretty close to him after Brad passed Michale on lap eight to take over third. The checkered flag seem to come out as quick as the race got started and Tom McGinn would take the win with Shane MacFarlane in second and Brad Handley would cap off the top three on the podium.
B-Main for the night was a intense battle right from the start with drivers remaining tight to each other right from the start into turn one on the green flag rolling start. Tyler Johnson would find his way through traffic as multiple position changes were made by everyone Tyler found himself running up front after 3 laps and would pull away from the rest of the field. Once the drivers got settled in and thinned out a bit the group would hold in their position to the end with Tyler Johnson taking the win, followed by Dustin Schechter in second and Christopher Fraser would round out the top three in third.
Closing out the nights racing were the A-Main drivers consisting of a number of tough competitors that were all capable of a podium finish. Right from the start it was a battle as pole setter Kyle Wicka found after getting passed on the first lap by Ian Enz for the lead. Charles Eichlin would use his multiple experiences on track to make a move to take over second place from his third place starting position on lap two. Ian would pull away from the field taking advantage of the open track putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The drivers would settle in and separate out a bit to take the checkered flag, Ian Enz would cross the start finish/line first followed by Charles Eichlin in second and Austin Barnes would take third.
With round four set and done for K1 Speed in North San Diego, just two more races remain for the Carlsbad location. Drivers are in a hard charging fight in the overall points championship making for a close battle between the top drivers in the series at this location. Come out to our next race May 20th and see what the fun is all about!
K1 Speed has taken over the bay area of Northern California as the top producer of competitive indoor kart racers with K1 Speed located in Santa Clara, California. The Challenge GP Race Series rolled into the fast paced concrete surfaced facility this past Sunday, with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the area all making a run for a podium finish, and a chance at the overall points championship. The double qualifying format would set the fields, with Ryan Cougil taking the pole position with a qualifying lap time of 22.290 seconds followed by Robert Nieves in second with a single lap time of 22.406, and Roddy Balanga would qualify third with a 22.585. The rest of the drivers would fall in place behind them by just a few tenths making for a tight couple of field to make up the main events for the night.
B-Main drivers would kick things off and show they had just as much driving skill as the other participants with first time GP participant Jonathan Sarceda leading the field from pole on the green flag rolling start into turn one. He would take advantage of the open track early on and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. That left second, third, and fourth place qualifiers Alex Jacobsen, Nelson Rosa and Geon McKenzie in a tight battle with the rest of the field in tow. Alex would have an unfortunate spin out allowing over half the field to get by before he was able to get things pointed in the right direction and get moving again Geon McKenzie would make a move on Nelson Rosa to move up into the second, which dropped the Nelson to third. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit but made for some clean driving to the end. With the checkered flag out Jonathan Sarceda would take the win, with Geon McKenzie taking second and Nelson Rosa was able to hold onto third.
The A-Main would close out the night with pole setter Ryan Cougill taking the green flag on the rolling start with the rest of the field close behind headed into turn one. Third place qualifier Roddy Balanga would get the jump on second place qualifier Robert Nieves to take over second place early in the race and pressure Ryan for the duration of the main event. Robert would slip down to fourth but have a great battle with Scott Levin for third for a number of laps but could seem to fin the opening he needed to make up the position. The rest of the field would stay in the respective qualifying positions, and with the checkered flag showing the top four remained pretty close to each other as they came across the start/finish line. Ryan Cougill would take the win just edging out Roddy Balanga, Scott Levin would hold onto third with Robert Nieves just about half a kart away in fourth.
With round four in the books its going to be a close race to the end, and with the championship points on the line multiple drivers who are all in the points chase are after a top spot on the podium as these final races wind down. Come out to our next race May 20th and see what the race action is all about with the best indoor kart racing facility in the bay area with K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California.
The best in indoor karting in the Southwest were on hand at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona this past Sunday for the fourth round of the Challenge GP Race Series. The top drivers in the overall championship standings are in a close battle for the number one spot and with just a few races left its going to be a race to the end. Double qualifying rounds saw Chris Sheehan post the fast laps of the night to grab the pole position for the main.
With the field set, drivers were given a 1/2 lap warm up before they would line up for the green flag rolling start format. Chris would lead heading into turn one but over estimated the corner and it allowed second place qualifier Gunnar Peterson to get under neath and pass Chris on the inside. Gunnar never looked back and put a few kart lengths between himself and the rest of the top three leaving the battle for second and third between Chris Sheehan and Austin Day who was pressuring Chris in various sections on the track looking for a way around. The drivers seemed to settle in after a number of laps and wouldn’t make any positions changes for the remainder of the race. Gunnar Peterson would go on to take the win, Chris Sheehan was able to hold onto second and Austin Day would round out the top three on the podium.
With round four now in the books drivers have just two races left in their season to make a run for the overall points championship, and with a number of drivers all within striking distance of each other the last couple of races are going to see some of the best driving in the Southwest as drivers battle it out. Come out to our next race May 13th and see what the fun is all about.
The Inland Empire is the place to race with K1 Speed in Ontario California, hosting round four of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a number of drivers making for a good mix of new and returning faces to make up the nights main events. Jumping right into the qualifying sessions Chris Singleton was fast from the start posting a single lap time of 51.478 second on the reverse-ran super-track configuration to set the pace for the main events. First time racer to the series Justin Simpson would take the second overall qualifying position putting himself into the A-Main with a 52.246, with Wesley Thu qualifying third with a 52.526.
The B-Main would be out on track first and it would be a close battle right from the drop of the green flag on the rolling start between the top three as they kept nose to tail with each other after they got them selves settled in. Immediately after the green flag was dropped Derek Finley would be passed by third place qualifier David Gutierrez, with Robert Hernandez in tow to take over second dropping Derek back to third on the main straight. The top three would go back and forth with the rest of the field playing catch-up. With just one lap to go, David and Robert were running within a few inches of each other, Robert tried to find a way around but David closed the door on him not letting him by. David Gutierrez would go on to take the win, with Robert Hernandez taking second, and Derek Finley would round out the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night were the A-Main drivers with Chris Singleton taking advantage of grabbing the pole earlier in the night by putting over five kart lengths on the field at the drop of the green flag on the rolling start style format. Second place qualifier Justin Simpson would eventually reel him in and start to pressure Chris in the corners to make a mistake, but Singletons experience was able to hold him off. Wesley Thu would make a move into second getting around Justin on the back straight a few laps later but Justin was able to slip right by along with Patty Kuykendall to move into third. Justin was able to catch back up to Chris and the rest of the top four would follow. No one was able to find a clean way around another by the time the checkered flag came out. Chris Singleton would go wire to wire for the win with Justin Simpson holding onto second and Patty Kuykendall would cap off the top three on the podium.
With just two more races left in the season, it will be a close race to the finish with the top drivers in the over all points standings all within striking distance of each other. Come out to our next race May 13th and check out the best indoor kart racing competition in San Bernardino with K1 Speed in Ontario, California.
The best in indoor kart racing in Northern California are coming together this Sunday for round four of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series at the Santa Clara location to battle it out for a spot on the podium and a shot at the overall points series championship. The top drivers in the series are all in a close battle for the overall winner for the first half of the 2012 race series, and it will be a race to the finish on the reverse-ran course layout. Come out this Sunday for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $50.00 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
Southern California indoor kart racing action is heating up as we head into Summer with K1 Speed in North San Diego hosting round four of their Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday April 22nd. The high-speed technical course layout is being ran IN REVERSE to create a challenging course layout for drivers to compete on. The overall points championship is a battle between a number of drivers all after the top podium spots and a shot at the overall series championship. Come out this Sunday to our Carlsbad, California location at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $50.00 per driver – BE THERE!
The best in indoor kart racing action can be found in the Inland Empire in Southern California with K1 Speed in Ontario California hosting their fourth round of their Challenge GP Race series the Sunday April 15th. The best of the best in San Bernardino will be battling it out on our well known super-track configuration layout which is being ran IN REVERSE during the first half of the 2012 race series. The points championship is a close battle and drivers are all going after a podium finish and a chance at the top spot in the championship points standings. Come join us this Sunday April 15th for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE!